The history of workers and industrialisation in the heart of a factory area… At Werstas, the focus is on ordinary people. Memorable stories are told about their everyday life, work, and diversity.
Located in the historical factory area of the Finlayson cotton mill, Finnish Labour Museum Werstas specialises in social history and working life. The façade of Werstas is visible from Väinö Linna Square, at the centre of the factory area. You can reach the square and the museum by foot from the street Itäinen katu or from the commercial centre Siperia via Café Nostalgia. The information centre for the Finlayson area is at the entrance to the museum and is a good starting point in getting to know the historical factory area.
Visiting Werstas is easy. There is no entrance fee, and in one visit you can see the labour museum’s permanent exhibition ‘Our Town’, the various changing exhibitions, the Textile Industry Museum, and the Steam Engine Museum. Near the museum are cafés, shops, and other museums and attractions – such as the Tallipiha Stable Yards.